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Extended Objects

March 20, 1997 - June 2, 2019

this exhibition staged the residue of artists' performances — once-mobile objects that reveal themselves in the mind of the beholder as other than what they are known empirically to be.

taboos, titillations & thrills

March 18, 2000 - May 25, 2019

Together, by means of direct address and selective disclosure, these works reconfigured the gallery as a test site in the quest for intimacy.

Vol en voile

Melanie Authier: Contrarieties and Counterpoints

January 13, 2018 - March 4, 2018

The spatial effects of Melanie Authier’s abstract paintings show how artists can engage with the art of the past and transpose it into their own visual language.

Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps On Giving. Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, courtesy of the artist (2017)

Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps on Giving

March 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Hupfield’s new two-channel video installation, The One Who Keeps On Giving, gathers around an object: an oil painting of a seascape by the artist’s late mother who painted it as a young woman and signed it as Peggy Miller.

Eternal August

“it just brings me closer”: Reflections on Memorial Tattoos

May 5, 2018 - October 29, 2018

This exhibition of photographs is part of a larger study on the meaning and purpose of commemorative tattoos.

Material Remains

May 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The works assembled in this exhibition express curiosity, skepticism and disorientation in the face of a world transformed by new technologies and consumption.

Jane Kidd tapestry: Land Sentence Series: Arbour (2009)

Jane Kidd: Curious

June 23, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Kidd’s tapestries connect the repeated gestures of weaving with the repeated patterns defining humans’ historical relationship to nature and the world.

Installation View - photo, Steve Farmer (2018)

Unpacking the Living Room

September 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Living rooms are spaces we arrange and create around ourselves to support the comfort and well-being of family, to host friends and loved ones, to display precious and prized belongings,…

Echo 1: Reflection 2018 (detail) - 5 panels of pearl cotton woven in loom-controlled leno lace 264 x 96 cm (each panel) (photo credit: Steve Farmer)

Prospect 18: Christiane Poulin. Echoes

October 13, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Exhibitions in the Prospect series introduce artists in the early phases of their careers.  A retired physician living in Halifax, Poulin recently graduated from NSCAD with a BFA in Textiles.…

Annual Mount Community Show 2018

November 21, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Mount Saint Vincent University students, staff, faculty, alumnae and their families are invited to display their creative work in this annual extravaganza. Entries include visual art, video, music, performance, poetry,…

Jenn E Norton: Slipstream

January 12, 2019 - March 3, 2019

In an otherwise empty gallery space, six reflective panels positioned in an inward-facing ring create channels of infinite regress. A dancing figure in the form of a spiraling flurry of…

James R Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul

February 9, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Landscapes from the Soul presents a selection of Jim Shirley’s monotypes and pinhole photographs from the collections of Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie University. A writer and artist, Shirley moved…

Skawennati: Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters

March 16, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Born in Kahnawa:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati creates Indigenous virtual environments addressing history, the future and change.  Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters frames the machinima The Peacemaker Returns, a futuristic…

First You Dream: Celebrating 75 Years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust

May 18, 2019 - July 28, 2019

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust was founded in 1944 and has been awarding scholarships to visual artists since 1949. To celebrate the NSTT 75th Anniversary, First You Dream developed out…

Carrie Allison, Displaced (2017)

Carrie Allison: clearing

May 25, 2019 - September 8, 2019

clearing brings together Displaced, Carrie Allison’s 2017 watercolour and ephemeral ink drawings, and her new series of beaded portraits of grass. Using landscape imagery, botanical studies and the symbolism of…

Africville: A Spirit that Lives On – A Reflection Project

August 17, 2019 - November 10, 2019

In 1989, MSVU Art Gallery, in partnership with the Black Cultural Center for Nova Scotia and the Black Genealogical Society, collaborated on the exhibition Africville: A Spirit that Lives On.…

Letitia Fraser

September 14, 2019 - November 3, 2019

This exhibition showcases a selection of works by Halifax painter and recent NSCAD graduate, Letitia Fraser. A proud descendant of North Preston, Letitia weaves faces from her life into textiles, both literal and figurative.

Sunetra Ekanayake: Botanical Watercolours

November 9, 2019 - January 26, 2020

In this exhibition of botanical watercolours, Dr. Ekanayake invites us to consider the precious and distinct nature of plant species found around the province and on the MSVU campus.

Annual Mount Community Show

November 16, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Mount Saint Vincent University students, staff, faculty, alumnae and their families are invited to display their creative work in this annual extravaganza. Entries include visual art, music, performance, poetry, craft,…

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Heather Hart: Northern Oracle

January 18, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Northern Oracle is an ambitious rooftop installation that emerges from the floor of the gallery, and is accompanied by a series of mixed media drawings.

Prospect 19: Megan Kyak-Monteith—Whale Hunt: I Think Everyone is Here

February 1, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Exhibitions in the Prospect series introduce artists in the early phase of their careers. Megan Kyak-Monteith is a recent graduate of NSCAD from Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU who lives and works in Halifax.

Jane Everett: Understory

April 4, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Understory is an immersive mixed media installation that evokes the feeling of standing amongst the grand forests of the British Columbian interior.

Among All These Tundras ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ

April 25, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Featuring contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world, this exhibition expresses current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence.

Interface

October 29, 2020 - December 12, 2020

Thirty tapestry artists – 15 from Canada and 15 from England – have created small-format tapestries that reflect their personal interpretation of the word “interface”. The small scale of the…

Paulette Phillips: The Quoddy Fold

February 13, 2021 - April 17, 2021

Please note: exhibition dates are subject to change The Quoddy Fold is an intimate interaction between a woman and a derelict coastal house on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.…

Tactics for Staying Home in Uncertain Times

March 14, 2021 - May 9, 2021

Tactics brings together five emerging Black, Indigenous and racialized (BIPOC) artists living across Canada whose works articulate ideas of displacement, domesticity, and the limits of belonging.

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